Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2009 12 of 12 Recap

Here are kinda, sorta my favorites from this year's 12 of 12....not necessarily the best pictures but pictures that are meaningful to me for one reason or another.

January - my passport showing my entrance into Egypt. What an awesome experience.

February - old typewriter at my favorite old house

March - playing with my sweet new 50mm f/1.4

April - my Wisteria that has since been chopped down by the new owners

May - playing with my sweet new to me 100mm f/2.8 Macro

June - love the colors in this shot

July - the often pictured barn behind my condo in Arkansas

August - pretty but really stinky flamingos at the Tulsa Zoo

September - picture from the beautiful Philbrook Museum in Tulsa

October - a rainy day at a local nursery

November - playing with zoom/blur

December - this may be destined for my Christmas card next year

Thanks to Chad Darnell, it has been another great year taking and sharing photos. Hope to see you all back here in 2010.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Saturday, December 12

I'm back in Mountain Home this weekend for three Christmas parties. My twelve pictures today were all taken at the home of my good friends Chris and Estella Tullgren, who hosted an open house this afternoon. Much of our morning was spent preparing for the party. I hope you enjoy what I saw.

Father Christmas in the foyer - 7:59 a.m.

Vodka, Limoncello and nutritional supplements - 8:53 a.m.

Cookies that Lori Walker and I decorated for the party - 9:03 a.m.

Just a little portion of the pantry that I covet - 9:21 a.m.

Nutcrackers - 9:28 a.m.

Carolers - 9:31 a.m.

Pretty berries - 9:35 a.m.

"Presents" under the tree - 9:43 a.m.

This green ornament caught my eye - 9:47 a.m.

Father Christmas down on the floor in front of the tree - 9:50 a.m.

Pretty, pretty pomegranate - 10:25 a.m.

Chef Nutcracker and friend - 10:42 a.m.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the decorations (and the pantry). Wonder what we made with the contents of that trash? It was a Citrus Champagne Punch made with loads of fresh lemon juice, sugar, a bit of sweet vermouth, Limoncello, Vodka and, of course, Champagne. Don't even ask about the nutritional supplements.....just know that I didn't take them. See you next month.